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Almost mass tort

A Roanoke lawyer has filed four lawsuits against Lynchburg enema-maker C.B. Fleet Co. alleging the company over-promoted the use of its Fleet Phospho-soda laxative (the stuff you might have been told to drink before a colonoscopy).

Each of the four suits filed by Tony Russell demands $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 (the statutory maximum) in punitive damages, according to The Roanoke Times.

The suits claim Fleet promoted doubling the doses of the laxative to patients and doctors knowing the dosage could cause kidney failure.  The FDA medical alert document is here.

By Peter Vieth

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